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Lakers' Jordan Clarkson embraces Luke Walton's challenge to become a good defender

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — SANTA BARBARA – The moment could have called for Jordan Clarkson to go on a shopping spree. Or he could have enjoyed a late night in Los Angeles. Or he could have felt validated, going from...
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Luke Walton's first Lakers training camp practice is music to players' ears

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — SANTA BARBARA – The visual outside his office window usually told Mitch Kupchak some important aspects about his team. With his second-floor workspace overseeing the practice court, the Lakers’...
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Analysis: Jim Buss' self-imposed timeline creates juicy drama for Lakers' front office

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — SANTA BARBARA – The new-look Lakers took the court for their first slate of practices Tuesday after three years of unprecedented losing. The word of the day was “beginning.”It was a “new...
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Who will fill Lakers' leadership vacuum? Luke Walton sees several candidates

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — EL SEGUNDO – The answer to a wide range of problems usually centered on one solution.Need someone to nail a game-winner? Need someone to demonstrate how to train properly? Need someone to chew out...
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Lakers begin post-Kobe Bryant Era with young coach, core

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — EL SEGUNDO – It was the first new day since Mamba Out, and players milled about in the Lakers practice gym, bouncing from one station to another, posing for official photos, snapping selfies,...
  • 2 days ago

Lakers keeping open mind on how to protest amid social unrest

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — As the players all huddled together, Lakers coach Luke Walton and General Manager Mitch Kupchak addressed the team with a specific message. It went beyond any expected platitudes surrounding the...
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Questions abound as Lakers prepare for life after Kobe Bryant

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — For the first time in 20 years, Kobe Bryant won’t be in the Lakers’ practice facility. Title banners still adorn the walls there, but the Lakers aren’t likely to invoke “championship or bust”...
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Metta World Peace to return to Lakers for training camp

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — Kobe Bryant has ended his storied 20-year NBA career, but the Lakers have kept another player connected to their successful past.Veteran forward Metta World Peace will join the Lakers for training...
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Lakers coach Luke Walton challenging Jordan Clarkson to become better defender

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — The lucrative four-year, $50 million deal represents the Lakers’ long-term optimism on Jordan Clarkson’s trajectory. He quickly established himself as a steal when the Lakers selected him with the...
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Lakers coach Luke Walton pleased with how Julius Randle, Larry Nance have worked on mid-range game

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — Defenders rarely offered a solution whenever Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. leaped toward the basket. It usually became inevitable Nance would throw down a thunderous dunk.Defenders occasionally...
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Lakers coach Luke Walton hopes to find balance between guiding D’Angelo Russell, giving him freedom

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — With the ball in his hands, Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell could arguably face a number of decisions with every possession. Should he take advantage of his offseason focus in the post and...
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Voters see Donald Trump win as possible, and that might get more to vote

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (David Lauter) — Donald Trump is enjoying his strongest position in the presidential race since immediately after his nominating convention and, for the first time, has started to significantly close the gap...
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TSA says it kept summer lines short by hiring and promoting more screeners

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Hugo Martin) — Next time you come across an airport screener, take the time to say “Thanks.” That is the request by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who credited major staffing...
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Lakers coach Luke Walton sees relationships growing as first training camp looms

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — EL SEGUNDO – Under normal circumstances, Luke Walton would have spent more time mourning a playoff loss. He would have spent more time celebrating the birth of his second child. He surely would...
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Lakers' Yi Jianlian confident he can succeed in NBA

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — EL SEGUNDO - A swarm of cameramen fought for positioning around a Lakers player. And for the first time in 20 years, the hubbub did not involve Kobe Bryant.Instead, plenty of Chinese media members...
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Lakers finalize training camp plans for UC Santa Barbara

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — The Lakers finalized their plans to hold training camp at UC Santa Barbara from Sept. 27 through Oct. 2 before beginning their exhibition schedule on Oct. 4 against the Sacramento Kings at Honda...
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2 bodies found in Orange County home owned by former NASCAR driver Robby Gordon

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Veronica Rocha) — The bodies of a man and woman were found Wednesday in a Orange home owned by former NASCAR driver Robby Gordon. Robert Gordon, 68, and his wife, Sharon Gordon, 57, were discovered at 5...
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Young Lakers use 'Breakfast Club' workouts to develop, bond during offseason

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — EL SEGUNDO – Most of their bodies still felt sore from a physically taxing season. The adrenaline rush from participating in Kobe Bryant’s final game had not completely worn off.So even if the...
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Shaq's Hall of Fame speech has few references to time with Lakers

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – For nearly 30 minutes, Shaquille O’Neal was everything you would expect on one of the biggest nights of his career: entertaining, self-effacing and, in rare moments,...
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Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak on Shaq: I think we got the best years of his career

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Many, if not most, of the faces that line the domed ceiling at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame belong to players who, at one time in their careers, were...
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Blog Articles

A better death penalty for California

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Kent S. Scheidegger) — Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death for the murder of 168 people in 1997. He was executed less than four years later. McVeigh was not railroaded; his claims were fully...
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Films like 'Goat' and 'White Girl' reflect a growing fascination with drunk and drugged youth

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Chris Lee) — In the opening sequence of the indie bullying drama “Goat,” Nick Jonas obliterates any vestige of his Disneyfied boy-band past by demonstrating a voracious hunger for drugs, alcohol and freaky...
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Garcetti's 'Promise' will help, but not necessarily the students who need it most

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (The Times Editorial Board) — Now that more details have emerged about Mayor Eric Garcetti’s free-tuition promise for local high-school graduates, most of the plan appears smart and well considered. The mayor is offering...
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L.A. County residents need alternatives to sitting in soul-crushing traffic. Vote yes on Measure M

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (The Times Editorial Board) — Los Angeles County residents crave fast, convenient and affordable transportation options. Just look at what happened when the new Expo Line extension to Santa Monica opened in May. It was...
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Realtors: California home prices and sales expected to rise next year

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Andrew Khouri) — The California housing market is expected to grow increasingly unaffordable next year, driving would-be home buyers away from high-cost coastal regions and toward the more inexpensive inland...
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Santa Monica airport: stay or go?

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold To the editor: I believe a significant number of Santa Monica residents want the airport to stay open. We don’t want more development. Our city is becoming a difficult place to live, but that...
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Send design for art district project back to drawing board

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold To the editor: I can’t decide if the so-called 6AM project most closely resembles my computer motherboard or the infamous Cabrini-Green public housing projects in Chicago (which didn’t work so...
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Trump's L.A. golf club employees allege pressure to be pretty

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Alice Walton and Shelby Grad) — Good morning. It is Thursday, Sept. 29. If you’re a fan of wine and bugs — the edible kind — then this is the dinner for you! Here's what is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES ...
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What does genius really mean?

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold To the editor: Author Eric Weiner distinguishes extremely knowledgeable people from true geniuses. ( “ If everyone’s a genius, is anyone a genius ?” Opinion, Sept. 25) But I think most...
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Minimum budget yields minimal originality for young adult adaptation 'Maximum Ride'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Katie Walsh) — In the pantheon of young adult book-to-film adaptations, not every entry is going to be “The Hunger Games,” and “Maximum Ride” falls into that category. Based on the James Patterson series of...
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Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump's rise draws white supremacists into the political mainstream

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump's rise draws white supremacists into the political mainstream Sept. 29, 2016, 4:17 a.m. Donald Trump campaigns Thursday in New Hampshire. Hillary Clinton...
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This app fuels the illicit trade of dumplings and pork knuckles in Southern California

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (David Pierson) — Shirley Zhang knows she can get a perfectly reliable Chinese dumpling from a restaurant chain such as Din Tai Fung.  But to get that home-cooked taste — with dumpling skin that’s extra chewy...
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Once banned, 'Battle of Algiers'' smart, compassionate take on terror and rebellion resonates today

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Justin Chang, Film Critic) — For those who have seen “The Battle of Algiers,” Gillo Pontecorvo’s masterful 1966 panorama of political insurrection and urban anxiety, the title alone can summon forth indelible images of...
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'Operation Avalanche' review: Pseudo-doc on fake moon landing a delightful voyage

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Robert Abele) — A breakneck homage to cinematic fakery, filmmaker Matt Johnson's "Operation Avalanche" repeatedly folds illusion, truth, and alternative history in on itself to a pleasurably absurd degree — a...
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Police want help ID'ing person of interest in killing of 'Pokemon Go' player in San Francisco park

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Matt Hamilton) — Federal investigators have released a sketch of a person who is believed to be involved in the killing of a man who had been playing “Pokemon Go” this summer in a San Francisco park. ...
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Sarah Jessica Parker gets ready for her fashion launch at Bloomingdale's

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Rosemary Feitelberg) — Sarah Jessica Parker makes no bones about the fact that she is all about New York. Carrie Bradshaw references aside, the designer-loving actress has fittingly teamed with another Big Apple...
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Why Iran is more dangerous than Islamic State

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Moshe Ya'alon) — U .S. political leaders of both parties argue that destroying Islamic State is America’s top priority in the Middle East. In reality, that’s not nearly as important as confronting the...
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First Person: Tori Amos writes about how her experience with sexual violence shaped her song for 'Audrie & Daisy'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Tori Amos) — Note: Tori Amos’ new song “Flicker” was written for the documentary “ Audrie & Daisy ,” which Netflix released theatrically and in theaters at the end of September. The film, directed by Bonni...
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El Cajon shooting a new flashpoint in how police deal with African Americans and the mentally ill

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Sarah Parvini, Veronica Rocha, Richard Winton, and Joe Mozingo) — She called police because her brother was “not acting like himself.” 30, He was walking in and out of traffic in the scorching afternoon sun. Three times, she said, she called 911, telling...
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Employees at Trump's California golf course say he wanted to fire women who weren't pretty enough

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Matt Pearce) — Donald Trump wanted only the pretty ones, his employees said. After the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes opened for play in 2005, its world-famous owner didn’t stop by more...
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